Waste of a Life by Brett, Simon
Simon Brett

Waste of a Life -- Simon Brett

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Ellen Curtis is about to have her own life thrown into chaos in this third light-hearted decluttering mystery!

"Brett layers the old-fashioned puzzle with deep psychological insights . . . Not to be missed" Booklist Starred Review

Declutterer Ellen Curtis has been working to bring order into the life of Cedric Waites, a recluse in his eighties who hasn't left his house or let anyone inside it since his wife died. On one of her regular visits, Ellen finds the old man dead.

Sad but, given his age, perhaps not unexpected. Nothing to get worked up about . . . until the police raise the suspicion that Cedric might have been poisoned! The cause seems be something he ate, and as Ellen cleared away the old man's food containers, she is under suspicion. As is Dodge, who works for Ellen and has unhelpfully done a runner . . .

Meanwhile, a rival declutterer is out to sabotage Ellen's reputable business, her two grown-up children are back home and in crisis, and she has a potential love interest. Ellen's life has taken on a chaotic turn of its own! Can she uncover the killer and bring order back to her own life?

Author: Simon Brett
Publisher: Severn House
Published: 12/06/2022
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.79lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.30w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780727850690

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 10/03/2022
Booklist 11/01/2022 pg. 32